Alibaba backs down in the US market
The Chinese e-commerce company is selling its first U.S.-based e-commerce site, 11 Main, because the site hasn’t gained traction here and faces too much competition, reports state.
Texas designer sues Urban Outfitters for copying
Isabel Borczuch, owner of the Isobel + Ezra jewelry brand, has filed a lawsuit against the retailer for allegedly ripping off a pair of her stud earrings after requesting samples from her.
Sales tax fairness is back, again
Another bill designed to close the loophole that allows online retailers to avoid charging sales tax in certain states was introduced in Congress this week.
JA’s Gem Awards open for nominations
Jewelers of America is accepting submissions for potential 2016 Gem Awards nominees from now through June 30 and has added a new category to the awards this year, Watch Design.